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** The Weeknd’s “Trilogy” Goes Gold **

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The Weeknd’s debut major label release, “Trilogy”, has been declared certified gold (selling 500,000 units) since being released on November 13th, 2012. The Toronto R&B singer saw early success with his mixtape series, and then decided to turn the tapes into a whole project released as “Trilogy”. 

As the numbers climb, we will keep you posted — Congrats to The Weeknd! #OVOXO


** Jay-Z & Kanye’s 2 Hit-Singles Reach Milestones **

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Two of the biggest tracks off Jay-Z & Kanye West’s joint project, “Watch The Throne” continue to sell as “N*ggas In Paris” goes THREE TIMES PLATINUM, and “No Church In The Wild” reaches GOLD status.

This just shows that classic songs/albums are timeless — These tracks continue to appear on commercials & movies as we speak. We salute Hov & ‘Ye on this flawless project. Hopefully we will see a “WTT2″ sooner than later!


** A$AP Rocky Reveals Cover Art & Release Date For “LongLiveA$AP” **

A$AP Rocky has announced that his debut album, “Long.Live.A$AP” will hit stores January 15th — Check out the album cover below:

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** T.I. Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist For “Trouble Man” **

T.I. RELEASES THE COVER ARTWORK & TRACKLIST W/ FEATURES FOR HIS UPCOMING ALBUM “TROUBLE MAN” — ALBUM IS DUE TO HIT STORES DECEMBER 18TH — CHECK OUT OFFICIAL TRACKLIST BELOW:

1. The Introduction
2. G Season (Feat. Meek Mill)
3. Trap Back Jumpin
4. Wildside (Feat. A$AP Rocky)
5. Ball (Feta. Lil Wayne)
6. Sorry (Feat. André 3000)
7. Can You Learn (Feat. R. Kelly)
8. Go Get It
9. Guns and Roses (Feat. P!nk)
10. The Way We Ride
11. Cruisin’
12. Addresses
13. Hello (Feat. CeeLo Green)
14. Who Want Some
15. Wonderful Life (Feat. Akon)
16. Hallelujah


** Kid Ink Releases Cover Art For Upcoming Mixtape “Rocketship Shawty” **

Kid Ink has revealed the cover art for his upcoming mixtape “Rocketship Shawty” — It is due to drop later this month, but no exact date yet — Check the artwork below:


** Eminem On The Cover Of VIBE For 10 Year Anniversary Of “8 Mile” **

Eminem covers VIBE magazine as the cast from “8 Mile” is reunited for the ten year anniversary of the film’s release.

Heralded as one of the greatest hip hop movies of all-time, “8 Mile”, depicted a young white rapper on the rise in Detroit city.  Obviously, there were some auto-biographical elements between the B-Rabbit character, and the actor playing him, Detroit’s own, Eminem.

To commemorate the ten year anniversary of the film, VIBE magazine was able to reunite the cast and they had Marshall Mathers on the cover.  In the interview they talk about what part of the B-Rabbit character was taken from Em’s life, and the process in developing the epic freestyle battle scenes.

Be on the look out for the release of this issue COMING SOON!


** Kendrick Lamar Releases Cover Art For Upcoming Album, “good kid, m.A.A.d. city” **

Kendrick Lamar has decided to reveal the cover art for his highly anticipated debut album “good kid, m.A.A.d city”.

The LP will be dropping on October 22nd through Aftermath/Interscope.

Check artwork below:


** Machine Gun Kelly Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist For Upcoming Album, “Lace Up” **

Machine Gun Kelly has released the artwork and tracklist for his debut album for Bad Boy Records titled, Lace Up”.

The standard edition features thirteen songs, while the deluxe edition contains seventeen tracks. Lace Up” features artists like DMX, Lil Jon, Waka Flocka, Bun B, Tech N9ne, Twista & more! The album drops October 9th. Pre-order is available on iTunes now!!  Tracklist below:

1. Save Me (Feat. M. Shadows & Synyster Gates)
2. What I Do (Feat. Bun B & Dubo)
3. Wild Boy (Feat. Waka Flocka Flame)
4. Lace Up (Feat. Lil Jon)
5. Stereo (Feat. Alex Fitts)
6. All We Have (Feat. Anna Yvette)
7. See My Tears
8. D3mons (Feat. DMX)
9. Edge of Destruction (Feat. Tech N9ne & Twista)
10. Runnin’ (Feat. Planet VI)
11. Invincible (Feat. Ester Dean)
12. On My Way
13. End of the Road (Feat. Blackbear)
14. Half Naked & Almost Famous
15. La La La (The Floating Song)
16. Hold On (Shut Up) (Feat. Young Jeezy)
17. Warning Shot (Feat. Cassie)


** G.O.O.D. Music Announces Tracklist & Features For Upcoming Compilation Album, “Cruel Summer” **

We are finally nearing the release of G.O.O.D. Music’s compilation album, Cruel Summer” as the tracklist and features have been released.

Features include Jay-Z, R. Kelly, Raekwon, and one of Kanye’s most influential emcees, Ma$e, plus more. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT THE OFFICIAL TRACKLIST – I’m sure minor changes will take place before final release — Check out unofficial tracklist w/ features below:

01.) “To The World” by Kanye West & R. Kelly
02.) “Clique” by Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean
03.) “Mercy” by Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
04.) “New God Flow” by Kanye West & Pusha T
05.) “The Morning” by Pusha T, Raekwon, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj
06.) “Cold” by Kanye West & DJ Khaled
07.) “Higher” by Pusha T, The Dream, & Mase
08.) “Sin City” by John Legend, Travi$ Scott, Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce & Malik Yusef
09.) “The One” by Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius
10.) “Creepers” by Kid Cudi
11.) “Bliss” by John Legend & Teyana Taylor
12.) “I Don’t Like” by Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss


** “Dedication 4″ Delayed Again — New Release Date Announced **

Lil Wayne & DJ Drama have delayed “Dedication 4″ AGAIN!! To make a long story short, the new release date is set for September 3rd — Stay tuned!


** Tracklist Revealed For Lupe Fiasco’s “Food & Liquor 2″ **

Lupe Fiasco’s tracklist for his upcoming album “Food & Liquor 2: Great American Rap Album Pt. 1″  has been revealed.

The album contains 17 songs and is due to drop September 25th — Check the tracklisting below:

1. Ayesha Says (Intro)
2. Strange Fruition (Feat. Casey Benjamin)
3. ITAL (Roses)
4. Around My Way (Freedom Aint Free)
5. Audubon Ballroom
6. Bitch Bad
7. Lamborghini Angels
8. Put Em Up
9. Heart Donor (Feat. Pooh Bear)
10. How Dare You (Feat. Bilal)
11. Battle Scars (with Guy Sebastian)
12. Brave Heart (Feat. Poo Bear)
13. Form Follows Function
14. Cold War (Feat. Jane $$$)
15. Unforgivable Youth (Feat. Jason Evigian)
16. Hood Now (Outro)
17. Things We Must Do For Others


** A$AP Rocky’s Debut Album Pushed Back **

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 A$AP Rocky’s debut album, “LongLiveA$AP,” was originally scheduled to drop on September 11th. However, it seems he needs a little bit more time to fully prep the album.

The new release date is now set for October 31st, Halloween.


** Lil Wayne Announces “Dedication 4″ Release Date **

Lil Wayne announced Dedication 4‘s release date via Twitter today. The tape was supposed to drop last week but had been pushed back.

The new & final release date is August 30th.

Download “D4″ right here on HipHopMayo.com on August 30th !!


** Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Go 5x Platinum **

Congrats to the duo of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, whose 2009 single, “Empire State of Mind,” which samples the 60′s soul ballad “Love On A Two Way Street,” reached the 5 million mark in sales this week.

The hit off Hova’s The Blueprint 3, won two Grammies for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sun Collaboration in 2011, and was nominated for 2011 Record of the Year. It’s the first single performed by Jay-Z or Alicia Keys to go platinum five times over, a feat approached by each and unrealized until now. It’s been said that Mary J. Blige was considered for the vocals, but that Keys’ skills won her out.  Congrats to these two !!


** Meek Mill Inks PUMA Endorsement **

PUMA, who has the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, on their roster just signed the dream chaser/MMG member, Meek Mill to an endorsement deal.  The Philadelphia native is working with PUMA and Philly-based exclusive sneaker retailer SneakerVilla, to launch the “Be the Next Dreamchaser” contest.

“Be The Next Dreamchaser” campaign is giving upcoming, aspiring artists the chance to submit their music for consideration to be featured on a mixtape hosted by PUMA.  In addition to being featured on this mixtape, the top two artists will have the chance to open for Meek Mill at a special “PUMA and Meek Mill” concert which is being held sometime this fall.

Stay tuned for more details.


** Meek Mill’s “Dreams & Nightmares” Delayed **

Meek Mill’s MMG debut album, “Dreams & Nightmares” has been delayed until October while Meek puts the finishing touches on it.

The original release date was August 28th, however, fans will now have to wait until October 30th to hear Dreams & Nightmares now!

It will be worth the wait!


** Lil Wayne Releases Official Cover Art For “Dedication 4″ **

Originally Lil Wayne released a different cover art, but now he re-releases the OFFICIAL art — Still no official release date, but we will know shortly — Check out the cover art below:


** Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 4″ Delayed **

Well everyone had a feeling that Weezy’s “Dedication 4″ was going to be delayed …. They were right! No exact date yet, but should be droppin’ in near future –

YMCMB’s Mack Maine tweeted “Dedication 4 will not drop today….we will announce the new date soon…” — Mack also then tweeted  “Announcement and something special will be delivered by @LilTunechitoday….#stayTUNEd”

Stay tuned!


** Wiz Khalifa Announces Lil Wayne & Drake Feature On “Work Hard, Play Hard” Remix **

** WHILE ON COSMIC KEV RADIO SHOW IN PHILLY, WIZ KHALIFA REVEALS LIL WAYNE & DRAKE REMIX FOR “WORK HARD, PLAY HARD” PLUS MORE ….. **


** G.O.O.D. Music’s “Cruel Summer” Delayed **

“Cruel Summer” has been pushed back to make time to add four additional features.

G.O.O.D. Music, and all of music fans for that matter, will have to wait a little longer for the much anticipated G.O.O.D. Music compilation album Cruel Summer”.   The album, originally set-up for a September 4th release, has been pushed back to September 18th!! Hopefully this is the final delay …..


** Young Jeezy Named Senior VP Of A&R At Atlantic Records **

Young Jeezy will be taking on a new role in the music industry, as he has been named Senior VP of A&R at Atlantic Records.

The news was released via Twitter, then retweeted by Jeezy himself.  After that, an interview w/ “Complex” verified that this information is true. Congrats to Jizzle !!


** Wiz Khalifa Releases Cover Art For Upcoming Album, “O.N.I.F.C.” **

Wiz Khalifa has revealed the cover art for his upcoming album, “O.N.I.F.C.” — This album is due to drop September 18th, having been pushed back from original August release date. Check out the artwork below:


** DJ Khaled Releases Tracklist For Upcoming Album “Kiss The Ring” **

Check out the Standard and Deluxe Edition Tracklist for DJ Khaled’s “Kiss The Ring” album.  The Standard Edition will consist of 12 tracks & the Deluxe Edition will add an additional 3 tracks to equal 15 total. “Kiss The Ring” is due to drop August 21st !!

1. Shout Out To the Real
2. Bitches & Bottles (Let’s Get It Started)
3. I Wish You Would (Feat. Kanye West & Rick Ross)
4. Take It To the Head (Feat. Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Rick Ross & Nicki Minaj)
5. They Ready
6. I’m So Blessed
7. Hip Hop
8. I Did It For My Dawgz
9. I Don’t See ‘Em
10. Don’t Pay 4 It
11. Suicidal Thoughts
12. Outro (They Don’t Want War)

Deluxe Edition:

13. Don’t Get Me Started
14. Aktion Pak
15. B-Boyz


** Full Line-Up Finally Released For Jay-Z’s Upcoming “Made In America” Festival In Philly **

Jay-Z Has Finally Revealed The Entire Line-Up For His Upcoming “Made In America” Festival In Philly on September 1st & 2nd — Check out every artist that will be in attendance below on the official flyer:


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